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UK: GAME to shut down multiple stores

GAME, one of the major UK retailers of consoles, hardware and games has announced that it is to close 43 of its outlets and offer redundancy to 247 staff due to the tough market conditions the company is facing for 2010.

Extracts from GAME statement:

“We are committed to evolving our business to make sure it operates as efficiently as possible while consistently delivering the high standards of service our customers demand … we have announced our intention to close 12 Game stores, 6 Gamestation stores, and all 25 of our concessions in Debenhams stores. In each location, we have detailed plans to support the customers and employees.

“The majority of the identified sites are located close to another one of our stores, and we will help each customer affected by a closure to transfer to their nearest store as well as our online offerings.

“We will provide extensive support to the teams in each store. However, with deep regret, we have had to offer redundancy to 247 employees.

It is understood however that they are trying to do their utmost to redeploy roles if possible, and have started consulting with all the affected employees. Another aim is to help each customer affected by a closure to transfer to their nearest store as well as their online store support.

Source: Edge

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Comment by wardieboy on 2010-02-26 19:50:31 | Reply

Well there goes one in Bluewater then, seriously why have two shops within 30 feet of each other? Cunts

Comment by UnGreat on 2010-02-28 13:31:50 | Reply

Doesn’t help that they almost always charge full RRP.

Comment by UnGreat on 2010-02-28 13:33:14 | Reply

Almost forgot the fact you get pennies for used games that they then resell for almost full price.

Comment by stumpa on 2010-02-28 20:58:48 | Reply

yep they rip people of for preowned games

Yeah I enquired once, I had a few games which were less than 6 months old & they offered me £4 each one - yet they’d have sold them for about £20 each then…

Comment by fukkityfukt on 2010-03-03 11:24:23 | Reply

I saw mario ds on sale for £30 new and £29 preowned. I bet they paid some poor kid who can’t afford new games about £3 for that copy too.

Fuck game. Close em all down and I’ll piss and sing on their grave.

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